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Image Comics signals 'Rockstar and Softboy' for February 2022
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Image Comics signals ‘Rockstar and Softboy’ for February 2022

‘Rockstar and Softboy’ is a frenzied story following two best friends and their antics in Hollyweird, CA.

Press Release

Image Comics has announced Sina Grace’s Rockstar and Softboy is set to debut in February 2022. The one-shot spawned from a bond strengthened between Grace and comic writer Josh Trujillo during a DC Comics pitch competition. Expect a refreshing take on the buddy concept and a few fantastic surprises along the way.

“As a fan of buddy movies like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, it only just occurred to me that I can create a story of my very own where two gay besties throw a party that includes werewolves, vampires, zombies, witches, and the reviled Party Animal,” said Grace in a statement sent to AIPT. “Rockstar and Softboy is pure, frenzied, loving, ratchet friendship in a comic book.”

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Rockstar and Softboy is a frenzied story following two best friends and their antics in Hollyweird, CA. Rockstar plans the greatest house party ever as a means of lifting roommate Softboy’s spirits, but things take a gnarly turn when the dreaded PARTY ANIMAL shows up to make a mess of things… and dredge up long held secrets between two BFFs who seemingly share everything!

Image Comics signals 'Rockstar and Softboy' for February 2022

For more on this news, read the press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 11/05/2021 — Fan-favorite cartoonist Sina Grace (Getting It Together) returns to writing and drawing for the first time in five years in the forthcoming Rockstar and Softboy. This one-shot story will be published by Image Comics and hit shelves in February 2022.

Rockstar and Softboy is a frenzied story following two best friends and their antics in Hollyweird, CA. Rockstar plans the greatest house party ever as a means of lifting roommate Softboy’s spirits, but things take a gnarly turn when the dreaded PARTY ANIMAL shows up to make a mess of things… and dredge up long held secrets between two BFFs who seemingly share everything!

Spawned from a bond strengthened between Grace and comic writer Josh Trujillo during a DC Comics pitch competition, the book promises a refreshing take on the buddy concept, and a few fantastic surprises along the way.

“As a fan of buddy movies like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, it only just occurred to me that I can create a story of my very own where two gay besties throw a party that includes werewolves, vampires, zombies, witches, and the reviled Party Animal,” said Grace. “Rockstar and Softboy is pure, frenzied, loving, ratchet friendship in a comic book.”

Rockstar and Softboy one-shot (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2205-9) will be available on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 and in bookstores on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

Rockstar and Softboy will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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